BioEddie Lumsden was elected to state office in November of 2012. He represents the 12th
State House District. His district includes all of Chattooga County and a portion of Floyd
Eddie is a lifelong resident of Floyd County. He is a graduate of Armuchee High School,
Floyd College and Berry College. He is a Veteran, a retired State Trooper and a Small
Immediately after graduating from High School, Eddie joined the Air Force/Air Guard. He
spent six years serving his country. After completing active service he returned to Floyd
County where he attended Floyd College. While attending college he went to work with the
Georgia State Patrol as a way to pay for college. It turned into a twenty-seven year career.
He retired as a Master Trooper in 1999. He earned an Associate’s Degree from Floyd
College and went on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Public
Relations from Berry College.
Eddie married his childhood sweetheart, Teresa Pearson. They have two daughters, Julie
and Rebecca. They have four grandchildren. Eddie and Teresa have been married for forty
In 1988 Teresa and Eddie started “Teresa Lumsden Insurance Agency Inc.”. They have
owned and operated it successfully for twenty-five years. They market State Farm
Insurance and Financial Service Products throughout Georgia.
Prior to seeking state office Eddie was twice elected to the Floyd County Commission. He
served five years before stepping down to run for State Office. He served as Chairman in
2010 and 2011.
Eddie has been involved in his community for many years. He is an active member of the
Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Armuchee Ruritan Club, a
member of the American Legion Post #5 and an Affiliate Member of the Rome Board of
Realtors. He was appointed by Governor Perdue to the State Consumer Advisory Board and
has served in that role for the past six years. He is a Deacon, Decision Counselor and
Worship Leader at West Rome Baptist Church where he has been a member for 28 years.